Finnish Business Council Singapore: Newsletter

Dear FBC Members and friends,

Here comes FBC's latest news and the event information.

Last chance to register April 24: All four Nordic business groups organize a networking evening event "Employment Regulations". Keynote speaker Mr Bob Aubrey, Eurocham HR-committee. The panel discussion on how to solve employment issues and real-life examples. The panel is moderated by Mr Riku Mäkelä (Team Finland) and the panellists are Mr Emil Akander (Business Sweden), Mr Jens Mundbjerg (Grundfos), Mr Anders Ranchil (Telenor)  and Mr Sam Yuen (Yuen Law LLC) with Mr Bob Aubrey. The event is hosted by Nordea and supported by Nordic Innovation House. The invitations have been sent out. The registration is open here. Reserve your seat!

Upcoming Nordic events
April 25: FBC's sister chamber DABS organizes an evening event "How your organisation can benefit Digitalization, Innovation and Productivity". Keynote speaker Mr Michael Tan (Singapore Productivity Centre). More information and registration. Kindly note the registration ends today on Thursday April 18, 2019.

May 2: SwedCham welcome all Nordic Chamber members to the last ScandBizBar gathering for this spring season, taking place on Thursday 2nd of May. To embrace the goodness of Scandinavia, we invite you to Mikkeller Bar, serving a broad selection of Danish micro brewed beer. This networking event is open to all, so please bring your colleagues and friends. The 50 first members of any of the Scandinavian Chambers will get 1 free glass of wine/beer. The networking evening starts at 6.30 pm. See you there!

May 7: FBC's Sister chamber SwedCham organize breakfast event "The Change Mindset - with Cyril Kortleven". In times of disruptive change, we need professionals with an agile mindset. Everyday, we're confronted with new challenges: global competition; demanding clients; new technologies. In this interactive and entertaining presentation you will get the spark, tools and language to influence others to be more creative & entrepreneurial and give a big boost to your own Change Mindset. Learn more about Change Mindset and how it can act as a survival kit for professionals in change. Please, register here.

Save the date May 29: FBC Corporate member BD Asia Consulting will give an insight into "Business Communications with Chinese-speaking". Ms Gao Bo gives real-life examples h ofow Chinese culture reflects also to business negotiations. More information soon. Mark your calendar!

FBC member Actxa invites you to join the new programme
Actxa invites you to participate in a 6-week Community Engagement Program, you’ll get to contribute valuable insights into the planning and refinement of their latest breakthrough innovation of Actxa Glo. The Actxa Glo is a heart rate tracker featuring Pre-M™Diabetes, a non-invasive blood glucose monitoring technology that predicts your blood glucose levels based on your heartbeat data. To get started, please complete the questionnaire by 15 May 2019. Actxa will inform you if you are selected for the programme. Every participants will receive a free fitness tracker.  Please, should you have questions, contact Actxa.
 FBC Blog
FBC Silver Partner Finnair asks for your support for Blue wings.
Kindly note that all FBC members have an opportunity to share the latest news, press releases, success stories on the FBC Blog. Please, contact Minna HyväriEuroCham events April 25: "Understanding E-Commerce Opportunities and Challenges in APAC Region Business Environment".  FBC members can join by member fee. More information and registration here.
May 3: EuroCham will celebrate the 69th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration of 1950 that led to the creation of the European Union. About 200 guests, including Singaporean government representatives, CEOs and managing directors of major European and Singaporean companies, the diplomatic circle and the media, attend this prestigious luncheon. Register here.
  FBC members are invited
May 23-24: Echelon is a technology event where you learn, discover and meet for opportunities across Asia’s emerging markets and ecosystem. This year, expect over 12,000 attendees, 100 speakers, and 200 exhibitors that represent Gov agencies, Corporates, Startups, Investors, SMEs, and Tech enthusiasts from across SEA and 30+ countries. For FBC members a limited amount of complimentary tickets, code PN-DCC50, valid until April 19, 2019.
  SBR International Business Awards
Nominate your company's best project and be recognised at the 6th SBR International Business Awards.
Singapore Business Review is now open for nominations for the International Business Awards! Multinational companies with global headquarters outside Singapore are eligible to apply. Nominate your most innovative projects and best practices and get recognised as one of the most competitive businesses in the international arena.
Deadline for nominations is on 31 May 2019.
For inquiries, contact Eleonor Angeles at or click here to know more.

Not an FBC member yet? Please, become a member.

Furthermore, don’t forget to check out the FBC website. For more information about what is going on with our Nordic sister associations, please check out the Event pages for Norwegian Business AssociationSwedish Chamber of Commerce and Danish Business Association in Singapore. If you would like to know more about  EuroCham events, check the EuroCham Events page.

Happy Easter weekend ahead!

Best regards,
Minna Hyväri
General Manager
+65 9006 5276